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Need to know: Mayor wants Thames Estuary to get creative

Need to know: Mayor wants Thames Estuary to get creative

Sadiq Khan wants to build on London's successes in creative and cultural industries by developing a regional hub.

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Case study: Air rights housing

Case study: Air rights housing

The UK's inability to build enough homes is cause for innovative thinking. Josephine Smit finds out about a concept that taps into the potential of the surface car park.

Case study: Creating a community that's inclusive and aspirational

Case study: Creating a community that's inclusive and aspirational

When a charity wanted to improve its facilities, it teamed up with a housebuilder and together they're creating an integrated housing scheme, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Designing housing for healthy living

Case study: Designing housing for healthy living

London's new East Village is home to a major research project looking at whether cycling and walking routes prompt residents to get fitter, Josephine Smit reports.

Case study: Designing homes for resilience

Case study: Designing homes for resilience

The 2016 Sunday Times British Homes Awards asked designers to create a resilient home to withstand environmental risks. Josephine Smit looks at the winning solution, by JTP and Ed Barsley.


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Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Design quality seems to becoming back into policy vogue in government, and the Housing White Paper observes that "73 per cent of people say they would support the building of more homes if well designed and in keeping with their local area". The thinking behind this seems to be mainly driven by the recognition that poorly designed housing produces a rational nimby response.

Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

No-one likes poorly designed homes being built in their midst, but it may take a big push to bring quality to volume housebuilding, writes Chris Brown.

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Opinion: Brexit Britain's regions need visionary thinking

Opinion: Brexit Britain's regions need visionary thinking

The regions need better policymaking than the kind of short-term thinking that has resulted in the 2018 cuts in the toll for the Severn Bridge, says Tim Williams.

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